Rony Holan is one of the outstanding Jazz musicians in Israel, often invited to play with top international performers, including David Liebman, Sam Rivers, Benny Golson, James Moody, Eddy Daniels, Lou Solof and Frank Gambale.
Born in Jerusalem, Rony became a member of the israeli Rock group “Duvdevan” early in his career. In 1980, Rony moved to France for five years to complete his musical studies while working as a musician. During this period , he played with a number of top musicians such as Martial Solal, Jean-Pierre Debarbat, and Jean-Loup Longnon. In 1984 he was the drummer for
Monte Carlo Big Band.
After his return to Israel he played in “Overdraft”, a Jazz / Fusion band with some of Israel’s finest Jazz players. In 1986 , Rony was one of the first teachers to join the staff of what was to become the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he has helped many students develop into professional musicians. Rony regularly plays in theatrical productions, chiefly at the Habima and Cameri theaters in Tel Aviv. In 1999, he wrote music for Khalil Gibran’
masterpiece “The Prophet”.
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